Washington, DC financial incentives

Washington, DC financial incentives

A. Personal Tax Credit — Residential Energy Conservation Subsidy Exclusion (Personal)

Last DSIRE Review: 04/03/2007
Incentive Type: Personal Tax Credit
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Washers/Dryers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators/Freezers, Dehumidifiers, Ceiling Fan, Water Heaters, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Furnaces, Boilers, Heat pumps, Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Doors, Roofs, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Microwave, Stove
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount: Tax Credits – 10%-25% for renovations & 5% for new home price
Maximum Incentive: $500 for renovations per year $2,000 for new homes
Carryover Provisions: Any unused credit can be carried over for four tax years
Equipment/Installation Requirements: Energy Star (EPA) specs required for high-efficiency equipment
Project Review/Certification: Must certify new homes > 50% efficient as 1995 model energy code
Website: http://www.dccouncil.washington.dc.us/lims/getleg1.asp?legno=B16-0461
Authority 1: D.C. Code § 47-1806.11
Contact: Taxpayer Assistance
DC Office of Tax and Revenue
941 North Capitol Street, NE, First Floor, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 727-4829, Web site: http://otr.cfo.dc.gov

B. State Grant Program – Renewable Energy Demonstration Project (REDP)

Last DSIRE Review: 04/03/2007
Incentive Type: State Grant Program
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaic, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Electric, CHP/Cogeneration, Small Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, Other Distributed Generation Technologies
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, Institutions
Amount: Varies by solicitation
Maximum Amount: Varies by solicitation
Funding Source: Reliable Energy Trust Fund
Website: http://dceo.dc.gov/dceo/cwp/view,a,3,q,603165.asp

Contact: Emil King
District’s Department of the Environment
Energy Division
2000 14th Street, NW, 300 East, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 673-6700, Fax: (202) 673-6725, Web site: http://www.dcenergy.org/